Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: Talk about cheap: A woman named Ma Jei told tourists visiting China’s Zhonghau Castle that she scaled its 70-foot wall to avoid paying the 4 dollar admission fee.
The 48-year-old, who stormed the castle without so much as a safety harness, says she has climbed the wall many times in the past, having grown up in the area.
According to reports, several tourists who attempted to mimic Ms. Jei were either injured in the process or had to be rescued by police. “She ran up the wall like a goat and made it look easy,” said an onlooker. “But when people tried it for themselves they saw it wasn’t quite as simple as they thought.”
[dailymail / metro.]
(Source: thedailywhat, via npr)
January 19, 1807 - October 12, 1870
Robert E. Lee, General-in-Chief of the Confederate Army
Al Capone’s Eastern State Penitentiary Cell, Philadelphia
Blacks and whites in America both widely approve of interracial marriage, according to a recent Gallup poll. And in practice, all racial and ethnic groups are marrying each other more than ever. Still, it hasn’t been that long since most Americans strongly opposed such marriages: Interracial Marriage: The Changing Face Of Seeing Race
Photo credit: Courtesy of Glen Owen
America’s most beautiful college campuses have the power not only to sway indecisive high school students, of course, but also to attract tourists. Their appeal comes through varying combinations of awe-inspiring architecture, landscaping, and surroundings. To choose among more than 2,600 four-year American colleges, ‘Travel and Leisure’ considered these three key factors as well as architects’ expert opinions.
See if your campus made the cut: America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses - Articles | Travel Leisure
Photo credit: University of Washington/University Photography
Collective nouns: “a reblog of Tumblrs.”
(Photo of a group of panda bear cubs at the Giant Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China by AFP-Getty via MSNBC.com)
I can’t help but editorialize: Awwwwwwwwww! —Sarah
Some serious insulating properties. Sweet home.
(Source: y-anmulkin, via npr)
Night night Pat